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{homemade greeting cards by food & foto}

1 Jan

happy new year, friends, family, and readers!

2020 marks the 8th anniversary of foodandfoto.com! thank you for following along on my journey during all this time! it truly means so much to me to have you read, engage, comment, and support! i have loved hosting this blog and of course taking the fotos that go along with it. fotography is and always will be an outlet that offers my creative spirit tremendous amounts of joy!

i have missed you and missed blogging! sometimes time has a way of fooling us to believe that we are too busy to do things that really matter to us. i have been feeling this way over the last few months, and the holidays seem to have a way of exacerbating that feeling. in the spirit of the new year, i have been wanting to reconnect with my love of blogging and so i decided to start fresh today!

as you may already know, i make my own greeting cards which highlight some personal favourite images my eye {and camera} have ever captured. i have done this for years and enjoy it so much! it has been another fun way for me to continue creating, and people tell me they love to receive them as gifts for any occasion. in todays fast-paced world laden with gregarious social media, instant-gratification-induced text messages, perception-deceiving emojis, and the like… i find myself wanting to go back in time. perhaps i ought to use my typewriter to construct meaningful letters and perhaps one of those cool wax stamps with my logo on it, sent “snail-mail” style. my soul has always felt connected to a “simpler” way of life and that is why i still, to this day, send out greeting cards as a means of sending a simple “hello” or “thinking of you” to a loved-one.

don’t get me wrong, i love being able to blog and share things through this platform, but don’t you think there’s something to be said about a different means of correspondence?! for me, i believe it’s the idea of putting time and effort into something meaningful. i love hearing from anyone i care about via email, text, letter, face-to-face contact, smoke signal, or whatever… but i guess what i’m trying to say is i think the greeting card is something that should be appreciated and celebrated and that is why i continue making them. plus, it’s fun for me! ❤

though i am not generally very rigid about such things, as one of my new year’s “resolutions” i wanted to sort of “promote” my greeting cards a little better. i have never really done anything like this outside of selling them at art fairs. so, it is with {my introverted} humility that i ask for your continued support and consider investing in my art by purchasing some.

currently, i am offering my greeting cards as :

3-packs for $9 : mix-n-match {pick your favs} or grab-bag style {let me curate for you!}

most of my collection includes some of my all-time favourite images and there are also some of my famous “door” images in the lot. some of my greeting cards are not yet featured, and if you choose to let me curate the package, you will receive some very special choices.

you can see some of the samples of my greeting cards at this link : greeting cards.

please contact me via email when you are ready to purchase and/or if you have any questions.

thank you so much for your love and support! here’s to the best year yet in 2020!

 

{foto friday : farmers market flowers}

15 Jun

just another reminder to stop and appreciate the flowers.

{snowy tessellation}

19 Jan

i remember this being an assignment in one of my classes during college… creating a photographic tessellation.

at the time, it seemed so difficult… but today i have a different understanding of the digital composite images. when i was a photography student, the digital / social media world had not yet become what it is today… and a lot of my colleagues and i were not too keen on the idea of switching from film photography to digital photography. we were purists in love with the romance of black and white film photography and ansel adams’ zone system… and we also thought it was lame and pointless to do anything digital. it took a lot of convincing from my professors to get me to invest in a digital camera… but i finally {begrudgingly} bought one just before graduation. another hilarious truth – when i purchased my first apple laptop, they asked if i wanted to add built-in wifi and i remember being like, “ppffttt, why would i need that?!

ha! – it’s wild to think about how much has changed in such a short time.

anyway, i think this snowy tessellation turned out pretty cool – what say you?!

{twinkles}

24 Dec

happy holidays from me to you! ❤

{once upon a time, last week…}

3 Aug

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… i took this kickass foto…. that i just love. ❤

{oh – and it rained like, a ton!}

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… i was housesitting, and this awesome little chicken was one of eleven that i had the fortune of feeding and watching while the owners were away… they are so cool!

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… i had this for breakfast : a sausage & cheese croissant roll, two flax seed chocolate brownie muffins, and my trusty half caff americano {with a little cream}…

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… i totally saw this dead snake in the road……….   oddly, the first one i’ve seen at all since moving here.

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… i made my famous morning smoothie…………   a few times 😉

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… i looked up at the sky.

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… i took a silly selfie on the bus and tried to be all discreet but made myself look even sillier… 😛

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… i harvested these absolutely beautiful organic cherry tomatoes and some mixed baby greens from the garden outside of the house i was sitting…

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{so grateful!}

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… and i added in shredded chicken, olives, cucumbers, sharp cheddar, red onion, and dressed it in a french vinaigrette… YUM!

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… i saw like, four billion ants…………   i wonder what they were all working on…

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… i saw these carrot-tops poking through a cute little community garden…

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… i ordered and devoured an entire 12 inch pizza called the “BLT” from my favourite local spot… it’s seriously like eating a blt on a round pizza pie : “crispy bacon, smoked provolone, garlic, onion & house-made sundried tomato pesto topped with shredded leaf lettuce tossed in our famous house-made ranch”  it’s one unique and delicious pizza. they serve the lettuce and fixins’ on the side so you can dress it by adding the lettuce topping at the end. it is AHH-MAZING! one of my favourite pizzas, for sure!!!!

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happy sunday!

and, always be sure to eat a lot of {healthy, colourful} food and take a lot of {awesome} fotos!! 😉 ❤

“manhattan knocks” – a foto series by audrey michelle

24 May

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{whatever wednesday – foto love}

26 Feb

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nothing makes me happier than when i’m taking pictures.  nothing makes my soul shine brighter and vibrate higher than when i have a camera in my hand. i am at my absolute best when i am capturing the world around me, through these eyes, through fotography.  creating memorable images is what i do best. i am in love with fotography, and it is in love with me.

fotography is my absolute passion in life.

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snow, however – is not. but we are working on establishing a healthy symbiotic relationship…

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{it’s the final foto friday of 2013!}

27 Dec

and this is what happened this week :

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i worked on christmas day for the first time in my life… which was kind of okay and kind of weird. naturally, i brought my vitamix breakfast cookies to the office – and all 4 dozen got devoured! 😉

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callee was adorable – every second of every day… just look at her! 😉

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i visited the best breakfast place in town… these mugs are personal for the local regular guests – how cute is that?! 😉

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it was so damn cold in the mornings, the windshield-washer fluid in my friend’s car totally froze… but also created this cool pattern 😉

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and i saw this family of ravens… they tend to follow me around – they are my spirit animal, no doubt! 😉

i’m pretty sure this was a mama and a bunch of babies. although i’m not certain because it seems odd that they would have offspring in the winter, but i didn’t feel like researching it… does anyone know when crows/ravens typically mate and reproduce?

happy last friday of the year!!

😀

{my weekend in fotos}

21 Oct

hey gang.  i hope you had a great weekend!  it was gorgeous here, and we had that awesome full moon lighting up the place for days…

here are some fotos via the “shake-it app”

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full moon friday!

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autumn!!

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it’s still here for a little longer…

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i love finding heart-shaped things!! Continue reading

{foto friday – it’s been forever since i posted, i miss the internet, and i just moved!}

4 Oct

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friends!  i miss you!  and i miss blogging!  i have so much to catch you up on! most everything in my life is different! and i have a ton of fotos to share!!!

did you know i moved?!  into the cutest tiny home ever… 

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and you know it’s a good sign when a rainbow shows up over your new house!

😉

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this is pretty much how i feel every day when i’m up here…

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try not to freak out at how beautiful the next few shots are… it’s autumn in the rockies –  it’s hard to beat! Continue reading

{foto friday : gorgeous Golden-based portrait photography}

23 Aug

some favourite fotos from a recent portrait session right here in gorgeous golden, colorado…

you’ll be seeing more of this handsome gent in the future, on food & foto… we’re working on making him super-best friends with the camera 😉

it’s pretty obvious the camera already loves him.

meet joseph…

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plus, he’s a gemini – and you know how much i love fotographing geminis – they give us the most ‘looks’ 😉 Continue reading

{whatever wednesday – some colourful and random fotos from my second home, NYC}

21 Aug

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typical me – hiding behind the lense…

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cool colourful door in the lower east side…

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hilarious air-conditioner art…

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cool colourful and practical! Continue reading

{beautiful bouquet of herbs}

16 Aug

i’m thankful i have a dear friend who has a lovely garden in her back yard…

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she occasionally gives me bunches of beautiful herbs, among other things like fresh farm eggs and summer squash… delicious!

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and chives, parsley, cilantro, mint…

and lavender…

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mmm, can you just smell it…?! !!

{once upon a time in my neighbourhood…}

13 Aug

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…i met a super sweet kitty who rolled around and played with me…

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…i saw some gorgeous tomatoes at the market…

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…i ate this chocolate lava cake….

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… i found this old polaroid lying on the ground… talk about speaking a thousand words! 😉 Continue reading

{some random favourite fotos from new york city}

7 Aug

will i always miss new york this much?!?!!

sigh. i’m reminiscing now through fotos…

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diggin’ the contrast here… in a few senses of the word…

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just love this one. Continue reading

{some rainy-day pics}

16 Jul

just celebrating the rain we’ve been getting this week with a few fotos :

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{whatever wednesday : what i did on my summer vacation}

10 Jul

just some fotos from my little stay-cation last week.

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…i know, right?!

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always.

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oh, hi.  just enjoying a macchiato on the porch… Continue reading

{foto friday – makes me think of summer romance}

21 Jun

i’ve been feelin’ the heat of the summer, the passion of the sun, and just a little extra frisky lately…

makes me think of summer romance… since it is the summer solstice and all 😉

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this was one romantic night in ol’ nyc…

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i remember it clearly…

have a great {romantic} weekend, xxoo

{messages from manhattan – “wake up!”}

17 May

i’ve decided to start something new – a “feature” on my blog.  i’m going to call it “messages from manhattan” and it will showcase fotos of various sayings or quotes or the like that i noticed and fotographed all over the city during the time i lived there…

here’s one of my all time favs :

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wake up!  and have a great weekend.

{oNeLoVe}

{i miss sunrises}

15 May

i mean, i don’t miss waking up for them, per se… but i miss their beauty, their diversity, their colours, their peace…

every morning for about 4 months i got up and fotographed the sunrise.  my schedule at work began to change so i stopped doing it… i’m sort of missing them right now because colorado has some of the coolest skies!

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